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Honorable Thomas P. LarkinDepartment 3 
  • Judge: Honorable Thomas P. Larkin
  • Elected / Appointed: Jan. 3, 1997


  • Gonzaga Law School in 1973
  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Political Science in 1970 from Gonzaga University

Career Highlights

  • Judge Larkin practiced law in Pierce County from 1973 - 1986. During this time he represented clients at the trial and appellate court levels and tried both civil and criminal cases in the state and federal courts.
  • In 1986, he was elected to the Pierce County District Court where he served as a judge until his election to the Superior Court in 1996.

Professional Affiliations, Committees
  • Judge Larkin serves as the Presiding Judge of the Pierce County Juvenile Court at Remann Hall.
  • He is chair of the Juvenile Detention Alternative committee.
  • He was Pierce County Superior Court Presiding Judge in 2007 and 2008.

Civic Involvement
  • From 1973 - 2001, Judge Larkin coached boys and girls youth basketball.
  • He has served on elementary and high school boards.